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Play Assistant

Salary:£19,312-£20,092 / Grade D

Service Unit:Leisure

Closing Date:24/01/2022

Post Number:L012

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Full time - 37 hours per week

Location: St Sidwell's Point

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About you

A great opportunity has arisen for an engaging, passionate and caring individual to help deliver our children’s Play offering at our new flagship leisure hub St Sidwell’s Point. Our exceptional new facilities include both a crèche and soft play area.

You will be committed to providing a warm, friendly, professional atmosphere and high standard of customer care at all times to ensure that our play offering for children is fun and engaging within a secure environment.
It is essential that you hold a current Level 2 NVQ in childcare or similar qualification. Experience of working within a leisure or childcare environment is desirable and you must have a comprehensive understanding of the Child Protection Policy and Health and Safety Law.

About the role

To ensure the operation of all facilities & activities are in line with all relevant National Minimum Standards ensuring the highest possible standards of Childcare are provided at all times. To ensure all areas are clean for use at all times and to control and supervise children in these areas and ensure their safety. To assist with private bookings such as children’s parties, ensuring safety and customer experience is excellent.

About the team

Exeter City Council is redefining the leisure market. We are putting quality of life at the heart of our decisions on behalf of our residents and visitors. As a result, we have recently brought all our leisure services ‘in house’ and are about to open our flagship £42million facility St Sidwell’s Point – the country’s first Passivhaus leisure centre.

What next?

If we sound like the right fit for you and you feel like the right fit for us we would welcome your application. Please click on the Apply button at the bottom of this page.

Alternatively if you would like to find out more about the post, the team or working with us at the Council please contact Jonathan Brown, Centre Manager - St Sidwells Point, via email at

Our commitment

At Exeter City Council we are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve.

To support this commitment we will strive to implement reasonable adjustments to support any members of our communities who face barriers in recruitment processes, irrespective of the reason.

We are also proud to be a Disability Confident Employer and have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

If you would like further information on this please contact our HR Team at



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Last updated 12 January 2022